'''Lemon Henry''' "'''Blind Lemon'''" '''Jefferson''' (September 24, 1893 – December 19, 1929)
[Some sources indicate Jefferson was born on October 26, 1894.]
was an American blues
and gospel music|gospel
singer, songwriter, and musician. He was one of the most popular blues singers of the 1920s and has been called the "Father of the Texas Blues
[Dicaire, David (1999). ''Blues Singers: Biographies of 50 Legendary Artists of the Early 20th Century''. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland and Company. pp. 140–144. .]
Jefferson's performances were distinctive because of his high-pitched voice and the originality of his guitar playing.
His recordings sold well, but he was not a strong influence on younger blues singers of his generation, who could not imitate him as easily as they could other commercially successful artists.
[Samuel Charters|Charters, Samuel (1977). ''The Blues... ]